measure of location

measure of location

[¦mezh·ər əv lō′kā·shən]
(statistics)
A statistic, such as the mean, median, quartile, or mode; it has the property for the mean that if a constant is added to each value the same constant must also be added to the location measure.
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The median can be used as a measure of location when a distribution is skewed, when end values are not known, or when one requires reduced importance to be attached to outliers.
Geographic position provides the simplest measure of location risk.
"Traditional first-article inspection is both a poor measure of location (centering) and dispersion (variation) of a process," he said.